The International Marathon ‘ALEXANDER THE GREAT’ and the International Thessaloniki Night Half Marathon are held annually in Thessaloniki, Greece during the months of April and October respectively. These two major sporting events were awarded as exceptional “sports tourism operators” by the Macedonia – Thrace Travel Agents Association, winning the “Best Thematic Sports Destination” award of the competition “Premium Tourism Awards 2021”. At the same time, the “Marathon of History” of April 14, 2019, was awarded as the 8th best marathon in the world in the overall evaluation among 476 certified marathons, as well as the 4th best in the field of safety, in the independent research of “THE SOLE SUPPLIER” (http://bit.ly/TopMarathons). This award was published among others, at the highly informed and influential website “FORBES”(http://bit.ly/ATGM-Forbes), publicizing Thessaloniki and Greece all over the world.
Given the route’s low level of difficulty and the ideal weather conditions of Thessaloniki during autumn, the event was created and designed to offer a unique experience and ideal performance conditions for both professional and amateur runners of different age and fitness levels. During the event, the city is full of participants and spectators, spreading the message of a healthy lifestyle. The festive atmosphere of the city during those days offers a unique experience to the participants and escorts while running the beautiful coastal road of Thessaloniki during sunset. It is the biggest athletic night party in the country!
Half Marathon Race
The race starts in Eleſtherias Square on the coastal road of Thessaloniki and finishes at the statue of Alexander the Great. A flat route, with high-quality road surface. Unique setting that combines racing joy with the ability to achieve high performances.
10k Health and Power Walking Race
The race starts from the city’s emblematic White Tower and finishes at Thessaloniki coastal road in front of Alexander the Great statue. A flat route, with high-quality road surface. Unique setting and surrounded atmosphere that combines racing joy with the ability to achieve high performances.
5k Health and Power Walking Race
The race starts from the City Hall of Thessaloniki and finishes at the statue of Alexander the Great on the coastal road of Thessaloniki. A route of unique pleasure crossing the city’s downtown, with the runners receiving the encouragement of thousands of spectators, throughout their effort. Unique setting that combines racing joy with the ability to achieve high performances.